Neon Moment Of The Week: Yes He McCann
One of the New York Mets most controversial moves this offseason was jumping the gun to sign James McCann. That bold move did not work out early.
In just about every single aspect of his game, McCann was struggling. Things got so bad for him he eventually lost his starting job to Tomas Nido. Eventually, due to injuries, McCann actually became the team’s first baseman.
Whether it was the temporary position switch or the change in hitting coaches, McCann has figured it back out, and he’s now looking every bit the player the Mets thought they were signing. He’s now a force both before and at the plate.
Over the past 11 games, McCann is hitting .300/.333/.675 with three doubles, four homers, and 11 RBI. That included a big game against Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
James McCann over his last 8 games:
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 2, 2021
After the 2016 Wild Card Game, seeing the Mets beat up on Bumgarner feels good. What feels better is seeing the Mets pick up a hard fought win.
In what was a back-and-forth game, McCann was 3-for-5 with a run, homer, and four RBI. His bat was the driving force of the Mets 7-6 win.
This game was both emblematic of where McCann and the Mets have come. After early season struggles, they’re settling in and starting to thrive. It’s why they’re in first place with the largest lead in all of baseball. It’s also why it was the Neon Moment of the Week!
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